By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

EU, UK, US, Canada, and Australia make Iran designations

On the 1-year anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after being arrested for violating Iran’s mandatory hijab law, and the subsequent crackdown on protests, the EU, UK, US, Canada, and Australia have designated Iranian officials and entities.

The EU designated 4 individuals and 6 entities, including a Deputy to the Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC, police commanders,  various Iranian prisons, and the Supreme Council of Cyberspace (press release, statement of High Representative, Council Implementing Decision, Council Implementing Regulation).

The UK designated 4 individuals and 1 entity, the Minister and Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the Mayor of Tehran, and an police spokesman, and Arvan Cloud (press release, notice).

The US designated 29 individuals and entities in connection with the suppression of the protests following Amini’s death, including 18 key members of the regime’s security forces, and individuals connected with the censorship of the internet (press release, press release, statement of Secretary of State, notice).

Canada designated 6 individuals, including the Secretary and 3 senior members of Iran’s Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution (press release, notice).

Australia designated 4 individuals and 3 entities allegedly responsible for the oppression of the people in Iran under Australia’s recently expanded Iran sanctions regime (press releasenotice, previous post).

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